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Whether you accidentally have a rip in your jeans, want to fix up an old pair of jeans, or just get on with the frayed jeans fashions, you don’t have to throw a perfect pair away – especially if you can patch it
Learning how to sew a patch isn’t that difficult and there are several ways to do it. You can do it the old-fashioned way, with a needle and thread, or you can opt for a fix without stitches.
The latter uses a textile adhesive and, depending on the type you own or purchase, may not be a long-term solution. Still, this can be the easiest option for some people, especially if you’re having trouble with threading or fine work.
Keep in mind that you are more likely to see patches on denim clothing, that’s not all you can patch. While you’re at it, fix that favorite hoodie of yours with an armpit hole, or your most comfortable pajama pants.
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Sewing a patch: Materials
When collecting your supplies, keep in mind that you can use the patch match the color of the jeans, jacket, shirt or whatever you want to patch, but you don’t have to.
If you find a nice print at the fabric store or if you have some scraps lying around, you can get creative.
It is undeniable that your patch will look like a patch – there is no return to the original state of the clothing – but you can show it off instead of to hide him.
Of course you need a little more to sew on a patch than if you were taping it, but if you already have a sewing kit or machine and you don’t have fabric glue, there is no real need to buy glue you may not need in any other project.
All you need is a pair of scissors to tidy up frayed ends or loose threads, a sewing needle, fabric pins, fabric, thread, paper and pencil (or pen).
- Sewing needle
- Paper and pen
- Fabric glue or fusible web
- Paper and pen
How to sew a patch
Whatever you fix, whether it’s a jacket or jeans, take a pair of sharp scissors and scrape away the frayed ends, and turn your garment inside out.
Slide a piece of paper under the hole and trace it with your pen. Remove the paper and draw an extra half inch around the edge of what you’ve already traced.
This gives you enough space around your patch of fabric on the garment. Cut out the template and place it over your fabric. Once that’s done, cut out the patch.
Place the piece of fabric you cut on the inside out garment and use a few pins to secure it.
If you can, measure the length of the area you will work on and measure the thread more than double the length.
Thread one end through the needle and pull so that the two ends of the thread are parallel to each other. Hold both ends, twist them into a loop and push the ends through to form a knot.
Grab your needle and thread and sew your first stitch. For this project, the tighter the stitch, the better. Any style of stitching should do the trick.
If you plan to use a slip stitch (where your needle extends or ends on one side of the fabric, and then goes through the patch fabric in a diagonal corner instead of sewing along the edges) and then keep the length of the stitch short, otherwise you risk the fabric moving or the thread piling up.
When We finished your sewing, remove the pins and secure the end of the stitch by tying it off.
Here is an example in the denim video below.
Make sure your clothing is inside out and the item is flat and without creases is. Then insert a piece of cardboard or paper – the scraps from creating your template will work fine.
Apply the fabric glue around the edge of the hole. Make sure they cover enough the area for any overlapping fabric.
Gently lay the patch fabric down and apply pressure to smooth out any air bubbles or accidental spots. Allow enough time for use or wash as directed in the adhesive’s instructions.
Make sure to follow the specific instructions for the fusion wheel tire of the type you purchase.. As with the fabric glue, lay the webbing along the edge and apply the patch. Then use an iron to heat the patch to activate the bond between the fabrics.
Ta -ya! You .
Depending on what you used, consider sewing the patch on for extra durability.
Do you know how to sew a patch?